Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 Problem

By tykesontour ·
I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 running Windows Vista Basic . When I try to edit in Adobe Photoshop it stops responding? I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling but does not help. Any sugguestions

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You may be deficient in system resources ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Adobe Photoshop Elements ...

I've tried to find an online spec for your machine but all the reviews seem more interested in the laptop's aesthetic qualities and weight.

Photoshop is a massive program and, on top of Vista, if you are running with the bare minimum of RAM it may simply be not enough. Has Photoshop ever run cleanly or has this been the case since you first started using it?

What is the spec of your machine?

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FYI- Photoshop Elements isn't as intense as Photoshop CS4 <edited>

by OnTheRopes In reply to You may be deficient in s ...

Photoshop Elements can be included in the box when you buy a camera. It's a very trimmed down version of the full-blown Photoshop. At least PSE 3.0 is.<br><br>
Having bugged you with that bit of info I think I should look up PSE 6.0 to see if it's compatible with Vista.<br><br>
Edit: It is Vista compatible so that's not the issue.
<br><br>Intel Pentium 4 or Intel Celeron 1.3GHz (or compatible) processor; Pentium 4 3GHz required for HD or Blu-ray<br><br>
For Windows XP: 512MB of RAM (1GB required for HD/Blu-ray)
For Windows Vista: 1GB of RAM (2GB required for HD/Blu-ray)<br><br>
4.5GB HDD space available.

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Fair point - I may have jumped the gun ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to FYI- Photoshop Elements i ...

However, if the OP is running with Vista Basic there is every chance that the machine is underpowered.

It's unlikely to have multiple gigabytes if it's running Vista Basic.

Might be a case of having too many other programs running in the background at the same time.

FYI - According to Amazon.UK PSE 6.0 is compatible with XP / Vista. :)

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Good points. I posted the minimums in my edit above.

by OnTheRopes In reply to Fair point - I may have j ...

If it's a newer machine I wouldn't really expect HDD space or specs. to be a problem but it could be a Vista upgrade on an old machine too. We'll never know unless the OP tells us. :)

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I see here where there may be a problem if you have ZAISS.

by OnTheRopes In reply to Adobe Photoshop Elements ...

ZAISS=ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite.
Do you have it installed?<br><br>
The link:

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windows vista Elements 6 issues

by schwee In reply to Adobe Photoshop Elements ...

I too experience problems running PSE6 with Windows Vista. I talked to our computer guy at work today about it. He suggested the problem may lie with WV being a 64 bit processor and PSE^ running on a 32 bit processor. Now, I am not a computer geek so I may not have said all that correctly.

But, he told me to go to my PSE6 desktop icon, right click and go to properties and then to compatiblity and change it to Windows XP. I did what he said and thus far, my problems running PSE6 in WV seems to be corrected.

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